Regan Bowering is a percussionist, improviser and sound artist based in London. Her solo work explores various combinations of objects and materials, drums and percussion, amps, speakers, and feedback. Her debut album 'Solos for _ _ _ _ Spaces' (Dec 2023, Bezirk Tapes) captures this process across a variety of settings, from cavernous concert halls to studios and micro-edits on a laptop. According to the Quietus, ‘Solos’ is “a play of contrasts, contradicting voluminous expressions with confined phrases, taming resounding feedback with faint percussive flutters, but one that feels driven by the desire to craft electrifying drama rather than pure autotelic dissonance.” Bowering is one third of a trio with Li Song and Conal Blake, whose tape 'Music for Snare Drums and Portable Speakers' was released on Infant Tree in May 2023. She’s currently doing a practice-based PhD in Music at Goldsmiths titled “Technologies of Feeling: Affective Encounters with Everyday Rhythm/ Noise in Improvised Music.” 

Contact

Personal: Regan.alana@gmail.com
Academic: R.bowering@gold.ac.uk
Instagram: reganalana


*** 

Academic CV 2023


Academic Qualifications


Sept 2021- 2026. PhD Candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London. Department of Music. Sept 2021-present(part-time).

Supervised by Dr Holly Rogers (Music) and Professor Julian Henriques (MCCS).Working title: “Technologies of Feeling: Affective Encounters with Everyday Rhythm/Noise in Improvised Music.”


2019-2021. MA Music (Popular Music Research). Distinction (72%).

Goldsmiths, University of London. 2019-2021.


2016-2019. BMus Music (Popular Music). First Class Honours (74%).

Goldsmiths, University of London. 2016-2019.


2008-2010. Music technology and Performance studies. A Level. Billborough College, Nottingham.


Awards and Grants


2023. The Santander x Goldsmiths Study Abroad Scholarship
. This grant has been awarded to support my attendance at the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music (August 2023).


2023. Goldsmiths Department of Music Research Grant to support my attendance at the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.


2022. The Royal Musical Association Howes Grant awarded for my PhD archival research trip to Chicago, Detroit,and New York.


2022. Goldsmiths Department of Music Research Grant toward my archival research in the USA (May-June 2022).


2020. Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize (Second place) – The International Association for the Study of Popular Music United Kingdom for the essay “Covert Sounds: The Sonic Codes of Glitch and Ambiguity in Drill Instrumentals.”

Teaching Experience


Associate Lecturer (January-June, 2022-2024). Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London. Module: Advanced Topics in Music and Screen Media (Undergraduate, level 3).

      For this module, I was responsible for planning and facilitating one seminar per week and marking student assessments.


Associate Lecturer (September-DecemberJune, 2022-2025). Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Module: Music as Communication and Creative Practice (Undergraduate, level Year 3).

      I was responsible for planning and facilitating two weekly seminars for the module, holding tutorials, and marking essays.


Associate Lecturer (September-DecemberJune, 2022-2025). Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Module: Critical Psychology, Subjectivity and Power (Undergraduate, level 2).

      I was responsible for planning and facilitating two weekly seminars for the module, holding tutorials, and marking essays.


External Essay Marker (May 2023-June 2023). Department of Art, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Module: Visual Culture (Masters, compulsory module).


Conference Papers


2022.(June). “Alternate Realities: Exploring Popular Music’s Past Through Experimental Writing Techniques.” Seminario Musica e Filosofia (online seminar).


2022. “Technologies of Feeling: The Production/ Reproduction of Everyday Rhythms in the Music of Chicago’s AACM.” Conference paperResearch talk at The Centre for Sound, Technology and Culture x Music department “Assemblages and their affordances” colloquium, Goldsmiths, UoL.

2021. “Machine Rhythm and the Affective Experience of Technological Change in Herbie Hancock’s Rokit.” Paper presented at the KVNM- RMA conference, 2021.

 
2021. “Audiovisual Pleasures: Audiovisual Rhythms of Popular Music on 1960s British Television.” Paper presented at the IASPM Canada Conference: Big Sounds in Small Places.


2019. “Sensing the past: The sonic and visual codes of intimacy and the enduring influence of Blue Note Records.” (UG Dissertation) presented at Jazz on the Telly conference, Birmingham City University.


Research Publications

Forthcoming, 2023. “Writing Through Improvisation: Toward a Historical-Philosophical Method.” Musica-stampata.com.

2020. “MACHINE/HUMAN/RHYTHM” in Riffs: Experimental writing on Popular Music (special issue on Music and Technology). 


2020. “Covert Sounds: The Sonic Codes of Glitch and Ambiguity in Drill Instrumentals.” IASPM-UK website.


Editorial Experience


2019-2022. Editor in Chief (and founding editor). Sonic Scope Journal: A Student-led Journal for Audio-visual Cultures. In association with Goldsmiths Press and MIT Press.



2020-2023. Editorial Assistant for Dr Holly Rogers, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rogers, Holly. Re/Sounding Spaces: Listening Across Audiovisual Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (Forthcoming 2024)


Rogers, Holly, Joana Freitas, João Porfírio eds. YouTube and Music: Remix, Mashup and Remediation. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.


Rogers, Holly, Vernallis, Carol; Kara, Selmin and Leal, Jonathan, eds. Cybermedia: Explorations in Science, Sound and Vision. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2021.


2021-2022 Indexer.

Rogers, Holly. Re/Sounding Spaces: Listening Across Audiovisual Culture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. (Forthcoming 2024)


Perchard, Tom, Graham, Stephen, Rogers, Holly, and Rutherford-Johnson, Tim. Twentieth Century Music in the West. Cambridge University Press, 2023.


Rogers, Holly, Joana Freitas, João Porfírio eds. YouTube and Music: Remix, Mashup and Remediation Bloomsbury Press, 2023.


McGrath, John, and Richard Perks (eds). 21st Century Guitar: Evolutions and Augmentations. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2022.



Extra-Curricular Roles and Aactivities


2021-2023. Post Graduate Student Representative for the Department of Music

2022-2023. Timetabling and Financial Coordinator for the Music Research Series

2021-2023. Event Manager for the Music Research Series.

2018-2020. “Diversify our reading lists” student board member.

2017-2018. Music Department Student Representative (paid position).

2017-2019. Performance committee UG student representative.

2016-2019. UG student representative



Select Professional Employment


April 2022-Present. Bar Staff. Café Oto, London.


February 2022. Event manager and curator

“Assemblages and Their Affordances (Sonic, Technological, Embodied, Instrumental.” A staff-student research colloquium in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Centre for Sound, Technology and Culture.


May 2021. Junior Researcher. Citizen Research/ Wild Media. Freelance, remote. 



April 2015-November 2016. Affinity Festival Co-producer & Curator (Music). Nottingham Contemporary Gallery..

Affinity festival was a free art, music and performance festival for 15-25-year-olds which aimed to diversify and increase engagement between the gallery and young people in Nottingham. The project was funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Tate galleries.



2014-2016. Head of Logistics. The Hydra Events Ltd. London.



2013-2014. Promotions and Marketing Assistant. Soundcrash Productions Ltd. London.



2012-2013. Events Assistant. Basslaced Productions Ltd. London.



2010-2023. Freelance Events Professional (artist liaison Manager, production assistant, production manager).